It's gonna be May! Okay, so it's already May, but I just had to do that because I'm a diehard, longtime, and loyal 'NSYNC fan.
The arrival of May means it's still spring, but it's almost summer too! That means summer vacation, the beach, BBQs, and new music to play at the fantastic summer dance parties that you're going to have, of course!
Beware, one of the songs on my playlist might just become your summer anthem or a song that you become absolutely obsessed with this month. Just saying.
Also, Major Lazer appears on my playlist three times because they're cool and awesome.
This month and this summer is going to be hot... trust me.
1. "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Funky. Fantastic. Sexy. The newest single from Daft Punk featuring Pharrell will make you want to dance, and then dance again, and then dance some more. With the song also featuring legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers, it only makes sense to transport yourself to a '70s nightclub when listening to it... or you can just have a random dance party (I just really love dance parties) with your friends (or by yourself) like I do.
Favorite lyric: "We've come too far/To give up who we are/So let's raise the bar/And our cups to the stars."
2. "Get Free" - Major Lazer (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)
The first of three Major Lazer songs from their album Free the Universe that I have on my playlist, this song is absolutely amazing. It's cool and you have the choice to either dance like crazy when it plays or just kick back and listen... or do both of those things!
Maybe Jamaica is in your summer plans...
Favorite lyric: "Look at me/I just can't believe/What they've done to me/We could never get free/I just wanna be/I just wanna dream."
3. "Playground" - Major Lazer (feat. Bugle and Arama)
It's so chill. It's so good. This is definitely one of my summer anthems. Just imagine playing this song at one of the many random beach parties that you're definitely going to have. You'll have everyone dancing and bobbing their heads for sure.
And if your beach party is in Jamaica, that's even better.
Favorite lyric: "How long before we see that love's the only way/And though the struggles that we juggle it will be okay."
4. "You're No Good" - Major Lazer (feat. Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim & Yasmin)
Like "Get Lucky," this third song by Major Lazer featuring (the always cool) Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim and Yasmin, is both fantastic and sexy.
For reals, can we all just go to Jamaica this summer?
Favorite lyric: "It's for your eyes only/Living for you solely."
5. "Just Give Me a Reason" - P!nk (feat. Nate Ruess)
Besides the fact that Nate Ruess is like one of my musician crushes, this song is simply wonderful. P!nk and Ruess singing together is perfect and the piano and drums in this song are powerful.
Favorite lyric: "That we're not broken just bent/And we can learn to love again." (Isn't that everyone's favorite lyric in this song? It's so great.)
6. "Let's Go" - Matt and Kim
It's quirky. It's fun. It's upbeat. Prepare to dance and hop around with your friends while listening to this song. Plus, the music video is so cool and so... Matt and Kim.
Favorite lyric: "Shouting out of my windows/Roll down/Cause I don't care anymore/Said I don't care/Let's go."
7. "Trojans" - Atlas Genius
I randomly heard this song on the radio and it was one of those songs that I had to figure out who it was by and then listen to it again because it was in my head for like the rest of that night! Luckily, the amazingness that is Spotify helped me figure out that it was this great song by South Australian band Atlas Genius.
Favorite lyric: "Take it off/Take it in/Take off all the thoughts of what we've been."
8. "Young and Beautiful (from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby) - Lana Del Rey
It's haunting. It's beautiful. It's classic Lana Del Rey. It's just absolutely perfect for the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's film version of The Great Gatsby, which I'm incredibly excited about because F. Scott Fitzgerald, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z producing the soundtrack, and every other amazing reason to see that movie!
Can't you just imagine Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan dreamily dancing to this song? Perfect.
Favorite lyrics: "Hot summer days, rock n roll/The way you play for me at your show/And all the ways I got to know/Your pretty face and electric soul."
"All that grace, all that body/All that face makes me wanna party/He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds."
"Will you still love me/When I'm no longer young and beautiful?"
That's how amazing this song is, I have three favorite lyrics. Oh Lana.
Well, that's my playlist for May! Like I said, this month and this summer is going to be hot...
Which songs are you listening to this month? Please let me know in the comments below!